Thursday, August 10, 2017

Rays of Hope Card

     Have you ever tried stamping with water and Distress Inks? It's such a great technique, and the Rays of Hope Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs is the perfect stamp for it!


    Just grab your blending tool and apply Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, and Wilted Violet Distress Inks onto white cardstock in a half circular motion.  Then just spray your stamp with water, and press down.


     The sentiment was stamped in black with the Say Hello Unmounted Rubber Stamp.


     Then I distressed my edges, adding another layer colored with inks, and outlined the stamping with some hand-stitching.


     Thanks for looking!

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Inking Fun


Hello, Friends!  Today I am sharing creations with the Happily Grateful stamp set from Red Rubber Designs.  I really enjoy experimenting with this set.


Using the MISTI so that I could stamp the images multiple times, I stamped the leaves with Limon ink, then using a rubber glove I picked up ink in Pea Pod and touched the edges of leaves and part of the stems.  For the flowers, I stamped them first with Aqua and then touched the edges of the flowers with Indigo.
The set includes a small circle stamp which I stamped in poppy. 
The sentiment is from the Joyful Notes stamp set.


I had so much fun with this set that I tried an, even more, CAS (clean and simple) card.  I simply used Carrot and stamped twice for a rich color then moved the paper and stamped off for a softer look.  I once again used a rubber glove and picked up ink from Mud Pie ink and touched the tip of the leaves.  
The sentiment is from Sophisticated Sentiments.


Thanks so much for stopping by!





Thursday, July 27, 2017

Black and White Anniversary Card

      Welcome back Stampers! My 16th anniversary is coming up soon, so I created a black and white card for my husband, featuring a mix of some fun stamps from Red Rubber Designs. The big heart was done with the I Heart You Unmounted Rubber Stamp split in half with black embossing on white cardstock, and white embossing on black cardstock.


     The whole card is divided in the same way with the background embossed with the Background Stripes Unmounted Stamp. Then I masked "16" onto each piece with some black and white sprays, before taping the backs together.


     For the sentiment I used the Contemporary Greetings Unmounted Stamp Set, with the diamond border underneath done with the Showy Strips Cling Mounted Stamp. The smaller hearts were done with the Sweet Goodies Accessories Cling Mounted Stamp, all from Red Rubber Designs!


     To enhance all of the stamping, I finished the edges with distressing and hand stitching done in black and white. Thanks for looking!



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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Loved & Adored



 Hello, friends!  Today I am sharing a lovely little CAS card featuring Simply the Best from Red Rubber Designs


Don't you just love it when you don't clean up your art table and you have beautiful bits left over just lying about?  I had the general idea for this card but I was thinking of just using solid cardstock for the butterfly and border until my eyes fell on a scrap of mixed media paper marbled with oxide ink which was leftover from another project!  


Thanks for stopping by and checking out Today's Feature:



Angie

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Majestic Mountain Mixed Media Frame

     Happy Thursday Stampers! I'm back this week with a mixed media frame that I made from a pizza box featuring the Majestic Mountain Unmounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs!


     Since the pizza box already had a little tab on it, I made it the center of my frame, and placed it on top with a large eyelet through it. After tearing the top layer, I applied some white gesso to it, and waited for it to dry. Then I colored it with Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals, which completely soaked and warped the cardboard. But as it started to dry it actually warped back into place, with the help of some heavy books placed over it. The water did remove the back though, making the frame flimsy, so I mounted it onto a heavy black matte board.


     The flowers and stamping were also colored with Magicals, using the same colors from the frame. Then I fussy-cut and popped up the birds, stamped with the All Things of Nature stamp set, and gave their eyes a dot of black puffy paint.


      The Magicals themselves have lots of sparkle, but I enhanced the birds and water with some clear Wink of Stella. Then I added the sentiment on the bottom with the Hope Perches Unmounted Rubber Stamp.


     One of the main reasons why I chose the Majestic Mountain stamp, was to try reflective stamping. After stamping the image on top, I stamped it again onto acetate and flipped the design underneath, rubbing it onto the paper. I finally got the results I wanted after a few tries, and will definitely be doing it again. I hope I've sent you a little inspiration using these beautiful stamps from Red Rubber Designs!



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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Happy 6th of July!

Hello, friends!  Happy 6th of July!  

When I saw this sweet stamp, America I Love from Red Rubber Designs,


I just had to have it for the 4th of July.  When I looked at my blog schedule I realized that I wasn't actually going to post until after the 4th so I decided to change up the colors making it versatile enough to be sent out at any time!


I imagine this little boy is celebrating the 4th of July by sailing his boat across the lake.  His mom probably has a yummy lunch laid out on a picnic table nearby.  If you live in the States, I would love to know if you did anything special for the 4th of July!  


I hope you will stop by the Red Rubber Designs store and take a look at the wide variety of high-quality red rubber stamps!

Today's Feature:


Thanks for stopping by!
Ang



Thursday, June 22, 2017

Life of the Party Tag

     Inspiration can come in many ways, and mine for this tag was a peacock feather, featuring the Life of the Party Unmounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs!


     I used Distress Spray Stains to color the background of this manila tag, and to color the Life of the Party Stamp embossed with glitter onto white cardstock. After adding sequins I popped it up for dimension.


     Then I added a border along the bottom with the Fanciful Vintage Unmounted Stamp Set, also embossed with glitter onto a strip of teal cardstock.


     To really make the colors pop, I finished all of the edges with black embossed glitter.


   
     Thanks for your visit, and be sure to visit Red Rubber Designs for these stamp sets and more!

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Be Fabulous



Hello there!  Today I am featuring the Be Fabulous stamp set from Red Rubber Designs.  This set has such pretty images along with six sentiments. 


I used Memento - Peanut Brittle ink to stamp the image which caused the collage elements to recede slightly allowing the flowers to be the focal point.  


That is it for me today!  

I hope you have had a chance to shop in the newly remodeled Red Rubber Stamps online store!  You can find the Be Fabulous  set in the store along with many more collage style stamps and flower stamps.  

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Everyday Eclectic Card

     Have you seen the new Red Rubber Designs store yet? It looks fabulous, is easy to navigate, and really showcases each and every product with larger detailed photos! So I'm back with an everyday card that can be used for almost any occasion. I started by painting an ombré background onto white cardstock with Dylusions Paints, cut about 1/2" larger than the Here I am stamp I used to emboss with.


     Then I embossed the pears with the Everyday Eclectic stamp, colored with Distress Inks, and mounted it onto black cardstock after distressing the edges.


     Finally, I placed a strip of sheer ribbon before machine stitching around the image and background.


     Thanks for looking, and if you haven't already, take a look at the new Red Rubber Designs Store!





     

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Every Road


Hello!!!  First off, thanks for waiting while we remodeled the new store!  It's now open and I think you are going to love it!  The Red Rubber Designs store is clean, crisp and easy to use! You can check it out HERE!

This time of year is always crazy busy at our house.  Teacher appreciation days, awards nights, and graduations keep us moving at a steady pace and finds me very busy in the art room!

The kids had two graduation parties to attend so I pulled out the fabulous Every Road stamp set and had fun creating!  

As you can see Every Road isn't necessarily a graduation stamp set but the sentiments and images are awesome for celebrating an ending and a new beginning!!!


I used my favorite "go to" background technique of stamping distress ink pads onto a kraft sheet, spritzing with water and swishing mixed media paper through the ink.  I swished the papers through Mustard Seed watery ink first, dried with a heat gun then swished the paper through Peacock Feathers watery ink. 



I had great fun stamping just a bit of the background stamp randomly on the tag.  I love this scripture for encouraging grads to stay on the right path as they strike out into a world of amazing possibilities! 


For this card, I changed the orientation and used the generation stamping technique on the bicycle.  Another great sentiment for the grad!  May every road you travel take you to God!


Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you are inspired to check out the new Red Rubber Designs store!  :)

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bingo Birthday Card

     Drea here with a fun mixed media card that I made for my dad's birthday last week, using a variety of stamps from Red Rubber Designs!


        The background was done with a light coat of gesso onto white cardstock, and stamped with the Bingo Pieces and Background Soup Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Sets using a permanent black ink. Then I glued down some buttons and used a heavier coat of gesso over the entire piece. Once dry, I colored it with Distress Spray Stains, and realized a lot of my stamping had disappeared under the gesso. So I stamped the Bingo Pieces again with my permanent black ink, onto white tissue paper, and applied it to the buttons with Tim Holtz' Distress Collage Medium Vintage. Then I went over the edges and buttons with copper embossing powder.


      I just used the numbers from the Bingo Card and colored them with Distress Ink. Then I embossed the edges again, along with the sentiment using the Sophisticated Sentiments Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set onto a strip of brown cardstock from the DCVW Neutrals 8 X 8 Cardstock Stack that I colored with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.


   The compass was paper-pieced with the Every Road Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set, embossed again in copper, including the mini brad in the center.


     This card was so much fun to work on, and could be used for any occasion! Thanks for looking!



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